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4 March 2006
Iron Age boat on show at British museum

A boat dating back to the Iron Age has gone on show at a Lincoln museum (Lincolnshire, England). The log boat, which has undergone four years of conservation work, is now on display at the city's new archaeological museum - The Collection.
     It was discovered in Fiskerton, Nottinghamshire in 2001, while the Environment Agency was carrying out improvement work on flood defences. The 7m-long (23ft) oak boat will complete the museum's display of Iron Age finds from the region.
     Councillor Eddy Poll, Lincolnshire County Council's executive member for cultural services, said: "This boat is the finishing touch to the Iron Age section of the archaeology exhibition which explores the remarkable range of archaeological finds from Fiskerton."
     See the boat, together with other regional treasures from the Iron Age, at the Collection museum. Call them on 01522 550 990 or visit www.thecollection.lincoln.museum for further details.

Source: BBC News (1 March 2006)

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